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  • DCM Madison discussing “I Have a Dream” at the IRC. (State Dept. Images)

    DCM E. Madison Reflects on the 'I Have a Dream' Speech

    To honor the 51st anniversary of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Deputy Chief of Mission Eric Madison spoke to approximately 40 students and visitors to the Embassy’s Information Resource Center about the significance of the historical speech.

  • OSC Organizes 2nd Edition of Lion Rouge Training

    OSC Organizes 2nd Edition of Lion Rouge Training

    From July 7 to 28, the Embassy’s Office of Security Cooperation (OSC) organized a series of trainings at the Kitona base in the Bas-Congo province. The program was called “Nkosi Mutane”, or “Lion Rouge II.

  • NBA Sports Envoys Visit Kinshasa!

    NBA Sports Envoys Visit Kinshasa!

    U.S. Embassy Kinshasa was excited to welcome two sports envoys, WNBA star Ruth Riley and NBA star Cedric Ceballos, to the DRC as part of the Department of State’s SportsUnited Program.

  • Dr. Jill Biden giving a speech. (State Dept. Images)

    4th of July Reception Highlights Key Programs

    Embassy Kinshasa celebrated Independence Day with a representational reception at the Ambassador's Residence. The reception's guest list was focused on high-level figures in government, private sector, and civil society, as well as program alumni and members of the YALI Network.

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  • Dr. Jill Biden discusses women issues with female parlementarians in Kinshasa. (State Dept. Images)

    Dr. Jill Biden Visits the D.R. Congo

    Dr. Jill Biden visited the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from July 3-July 6, her second stop on a three-country visit to Africa. During her trip to the DRC, Dr. Biden highlighted the importance of girls’ education and women’s participation in government, the economy ...

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  • Secretary of State John Kerry during the press conference in Kinshasa. (State Dept. Images)
    Secretary of State John Kerry Visits Kinshasa

    From May 3 to 4, 2014, Secretary of State John Kerry visited Kinshasa as part of an African trip that brought him to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Juba, South Sudan; and Luanda, Angola. On May 3rd, U.S. Secretary of State Kerry met with Foreign Minister Raymond Tshibanda for a brief meeting at the airport. 

  • Marie-Dolorose Masika Woman of Courage 2014
    Marie-Dolorose Masika Woman of Courage 2014

    On April 2, 2014, US Embassy Kinshasa awarded Marie-Dolorose Masika with the 2014 Woman of Courage Award. Marie-Dolorose Masika is the founder of FEPSI, an NGO based in Butembo (North Kivu) which manages a hospital and offers comprehensive support to female victims of sexual violence.  

  • Male dancers during performance. (state Dept. Images)
    Rythm in Motion Celebrates Black History Month

    Embassy Kinshasa sponsored Rhythm in Motion, a musical and dance performance that commemorated Black History Month and highlighted the contributions of Africans and African-Americans to mainstream American dance. Over 300 people attended the event on March 1.  

  • Defense Attaché with women militaries. (State Dept. Images)
    OSC Organizes a Series of Military Activities

    During the last week of February 2014, the Embassy's Office of Security Cooperation organized a DIILS training on the rule of law for 2,000 new recruits of the DRC army and the inauguration of English labs in military academies in two DRC cities (Kinshasa and Kananga), as well as an all-female civil military operations(CMO) training.  

  • Founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative Ben Affleck with Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region Russell Feingold and Secretary od State John Kerry. (State Dept. Images)
    Feingold, Affleck Testify Before the U.S. Congress

    On Wednesday, February 26, Special Envoy to the Great Lakes and the DRC, Russell Feingold, actor and activist Ben Afflek, and others testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee of the U.S. Congress on the situation in eastern Congo.  

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